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Suggestion for Alternative Funding for Upkeep of Dublin Swimming Pools

30 June, 2010


Cllr. Larry O’Toole has co sponsored a motion to Dublin City Council, which if successful may save the three Dublin Swimming Pools (Coolock, Seán McDermott St, and Crumlin) which are under threat of closure.

Cllr. O’Toole said: “JC Decaux has a contract with the DCC to provide the now very successful Dublin Bikes Scheme. This contract also includes funding for the provision of public conveniences for the City of Dublin. Recognising the fact that there is no need or demand for stand alone public toilets in the city centre, while at the same time there is clear and urgent need for the essential public pools, in the interest of public amenities, services and common good for all and in pursuit of positive social activity, we are calling on the City Manager to apply the available resources, for public conveniences in the JC Decaux contract, to the provision of public conveniences through the refurbishment of the pools.”


For further information call Cllr. Larry O’Toole at 086-8541940.
MOTION;
JC Decaux has a contract with the DCC to provide the now very successful Dublin Bikes Scheme. The citizens of Dublin have given the scheme strong support from the start. That contract also included funding for the provision of public conveniences for the City of Dublin. Three Swimming pools, under the remit of Dublin City Council, are in urgent need of capital expenditure to repair and restore the pools to modern operating standards.

Recognising the fact that there is no need or demand for stand alone public toilets in the city center, while at the same time there is clear and urgent need for the essential public pools, in the interest of public amenities, services and common good for all and in pursuit of positive social activity the elected members of Dublin City Council call on the City Manager to apply the available resources, for public conveniences in the JC decaux contract, to the provision of public conveniences through the refurbishment of the pools and thereby facilitate Dublin citizens’ needs for positive social and physical activity in Dublin City.

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